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Monday, January 28, 2013

Once upon a midnight dreary . . .


Thus begins Poe’s classic poem “The Raven” which was published on this day, January 29, 1845.
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) is famous for his mysteries and stories of the macabre.
He was one of the first to make famous the use of the short story and generally considered by many the father of the detective fiction genre and the beginning of Science Fiction genre.
He was one of the first American writers to earn a living through writing alone.

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